The Abilene Tote is beauty, and the beast. An incredibly functional bag, built to look good and work hard. The Abilene body is made entirely from one piece of 5oz vegetable tanned leather, folded, stitched, and shaped into form, then fastened with brass rivets. A simple pocket adorns both sides of the bag, made to carry your most reached for items. The shoulder straps are a heavy 10oz tan bridle leather, hand stitched deep into the body of the bag, which creates a very solid feel, and secure attachment allowing for the carry of a very substantial amount of weight. Both the shoulder straps and the pocket corners are reinforced with brass rivets as well. And the interior stitched seem has also been reinforced by hand with a quadruple wrapped nylon thread.
I always work for consistency, but each Abilene remains especially unique, as it’s such a large pattern when laid flat, certain characteristics of each hide (such as small scars for example) can find their way onto the finished product. But I take careful measures to avoid anything of this manner that will affect the quality and longevity of the item, and/or be too unsightly.
The body of the Abilene has been heavily oiled once to help condition the leather, but don’t be afraid of taking this bag out in any kind of weather. All the elements it can be exposed to will only make it more unique, and add to the beauty of the long term patina. Expect the shoulder straps and the body of the bag to relax respectively over time, and to darken more with each passing day.
With a bag like this built to last a lifetime, it is recommended to educate yourself on how to care for and maintain your quality leather goods. Visit the product care page here for some guidance.
Dimensions: 14.5” x 5'“ x 13” high
** Here at WLC we aim to provide your purchase as quickly as possible, however due to the custom handmade nature of this product, please be prepared for a 1-4 week production timeframe (The larger the item, the more likely the wait). We thank you for your patience!